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Drug concealment in custody deaths--two cases.
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PMID:  16371264     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Internal concealment of drugs of abuse is a well established method of transporting such substances to avoid detection while they are being smuggled across international frontier lines.(1,2) The same method has been used by dealers and 'pushers' in between purchases on their selling rounds to avoid detection by the police. These methods of hiding drugs may be used by persons taken into short-term custody, in their belief that potential withdrawal effects would thus be avoided by continued availability of their drugs. Two cases are reported in which such concealment was discovered at autopsy after death had occurred while in police custody. In one case the drug concealed was dihydrocodeine and was directly responsible for the death.
A Busuttil
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical forensic medicine     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1353-1131     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Forensic Med     Publication Date:  1994 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-22     Completed Date:  2008-04-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9434927     Medline TA:  J Clin Forensic Med     Country:  Scotland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Forensic Medicine Unit, Department of Pathology, University of Edinburgh Medical School, Edinburgh, UK.
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